If you are like me and always following the latest Disney parks news I’m sure you have been inundated lately with videos and blog posts about the Galactic Starcruiser or what some were just calling the Star Wars Hotel. Before we get too into this post I will just say up front that I have not personally experienced this, but from what I have seen I would love to it sometime in the future. For now let’s just take a little bit of a look inside and then I’ll share with you something very special that some friends of mine send over.
From the outside the building looks like a pretty unassuming terminal. This is where you would park your vehicle, get checked in, take some special photos infant of the Galactic Starcruiser logo wall. Then you head inside for a virtual transport trip up to the Halcyon ship situated above our planet just waiting for guests to arrive.
Once aboard your experience begins. This is something that I think is a bit hard for some people to grasp with this place. It really is not just a Star Wars themed hotel, but instead a fully immersive Star Wars experience. You will find yourself in the middle of various different story lines that include characters for the First Order, Rebels, Resistance, Jedi and more. During your stay there are different tasks you will be asked to participate in like keeping Chewbacca hidden from the First Order, or smuggling some Coaxiom back from Batuu (in Hollywood Studios).
At some time during your trip you will go through training on the Halcyon’s bridge utilizing the shields and other defense systems which may come in handy later on during your voyage. Plus there is the ever popular Lightsaber training and so much more.
The voyages are three day and two night adventures so of course you will have a cabin to yourself, and their design really does look like you are on a Star Wars movie. The details I have seen on the Halcyon ship are really amazing, and I can only imagine are so much better in person.
Of course this is Disney so you know there is a ton of special merchandise available for Halcyon passengers only. As I mentioned above I have not experienced this myself yet, but I did have some friends attend one of the first adventures after the grand opening. During their stay they received this special collectible coin / medallion and were nice enough to send it over my way knowing how much I enjoy collecting coins.
They mentioned that this coin was left for them in their cabin, but that only one was given per group / cabin. They had four people in their group and hoped they could get one for each person, but were told that was not the case. I have heard that these were only given out to each cabin during those first few cruises, but now are only available for those lucky enough to upgrade to a Captain’s Table dining experience. One side of the coin has the Halcyon Starcruiser logo, and the reverse side has a profile design of the Halcyon ship.
As you can see from the picture above, this coin is very large. I included a US penny and quarter for scale. I’m not sure of the type of medal it’s comprised of, but it definitely is quite heavy. I absolutely love this and am so thankful for my friends who offered to gift this to my collection. Now I just have to figure out how to safely store and protect this.
On a quick side note before we got, my friends did mention that they did not see any pressed penny machine onboard the Halcyon or in the terminal where they checked in. I was kind of hoping maybe there would be a very special machine released for this adventure, but as of right now that is not the case.
Have you taken a trip aboard the Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon? What did you think and was it worth the price. Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear all about it.
Have a fantastic week and Keep on Pressing!